Latest News: Research
25 May 2017 / Posted in: Research
Cytokinetics has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation to its compound CK-2127107 for the potential treatment of SMA.
16 May 2017 / Posted in: Research
Biogen responds to NHS England's requests about the UK EAP for infants with SMA Type 1; they also tell us when they hope to hear from NICE.
11 May 2017 / Posted in: Research
We asked about the position in the UK and overseas.
10 May 2017 / Posted in: Research
You can now read the latest information about NHS England’s position on considering the possibility of supporting the costs of delivering the EAP in England. We now have authority to share information from the meeting we attended on 25th April with the NHS England Specialised Commissioning team.
26 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Cytokinetics has announced that it has initiated enrolment of a second cohort of SMA patients with SMA Types 2, 3 or 4 in their phase 2 clinical trial of CK-2127107, in North America.
25 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceutical have released information on the CHERISH and NURTURE clinical trials of their gene therapy drug, Spinraza (formerly nusinersen).
21 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the marketing approval of nusinersen.
18 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
This new research article looks at recent research into different aspects of spinal surgery, in the treatment of scoliosis in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
13 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Biogen have set out their reasoning for this decision. We understand many families will be bitterly disappointed by this news.
06 April 2017 / Posted in: Research
Today, seventy clinicians, physiotherapists, study coordinators, industry and advocacy groups' representatives, including SMA Support UK, outline their position and recommendations to NICE, NHS England's Care and Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs), NHS Trusts and Biogen.